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22nd January 2017

WORKING FROM HOME VS THE OFFICE ENVIRONMENT

When a small business starts to grow, cross roads are hit where they must think about location, resources and professionalism. This is when decisions about working from home vs finding a suitable office environment must come into play as they cannot continue to think like a one-man band.

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1st August 2016

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY KEY TO FUTURE OF HR, AS EMPLOYMENT LEGISLATION UNDER AN EMERGING THREAT

Social media dictates the way many of us live our lives. From how we communicate, to how we digest news, to how we perceive political discourse.

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23rd June 2016

EU OUT VOTE COULD RESULT IN WORRY FOR WORKERS, BUT RELIEF FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

“Firstly it’s important to note that in the event of an EU out vote, the current employment laws required by the EU would not simply disappear overnight, there would be no snap-shut. If the UK voted to leave then notice to leave would have to be given and terms of departure would need to be negotiated. This could take two years or more.

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17th June 2016

HR CONSULTANT ARGUES NATIONAL LIVING WAGE COULD JEOPARDISE THE FUTURE OF SMALL BUSINESSES

A HR Consultant has expressed concerns over the new National Living Wage and its effect on small businesses Cerys Ashley, of Ashley HR, spoke about the additional pressures the legislation will place on already-struggling small businesses. “Many small businesses will struggle to afford this. It comes at a time where wage costs have already increased with the introduction of pension auto-enrolment; this is another pressure employers are facing in already tough times.” The 1st of April this year saw the new National Living Wage (NLW) introduced where workers aged 25 and above will earn a minimum of £7.20 per hour – a 50 pence increase to the previous minimum wage. In practice, this is an additional age-band for the National Minimum Wage.

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6th April 2016

FORMER EMPLOYMENT LAWYER SETS UP HR CONSULTANCY TO SUPPORT SOUTH WALES SME’s

A former employment lawyer has launched her own HR consultancy with the aim of supporting small and medium enterprises in South Wales. Ashley HR was founded by qualified barrister and solicitor, Cerys Ashley, who draws on 10 years of experience, including seven years working with one of the world’s biggest corporate law firms, Eversheds LLP.

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5th August 2015

GUIDE TO RESPONDING TO AN EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL CLAIM

In relation to most claims, before issuing a claim in the tribunal the claimant must first attempt early conciliation through ACAS with a view to trying to resolve the matter. ACAS will contact the business and attempt to facilitate an agreement. If after this process the matter cannot be resolved the claimant can issue a claim in the tribunal (an ET1 claim form).

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